Joey Barton lashes out at Wolves midfielder

Queens Park Rangers were comfortable 3-0 winners at Molineux on Saturday, with Neil Warnock’s new-look team proving too strong for a Wolves team who started the campaign well but have now experienced back-to-back home defeats. Joey Barton opened the scoring for QPR and the midfielder played a prominent role throughout the game, including a clash with Karl Henry towards the…

Queens Park Rangers were comfortable 3-0 winners at Molineux on Saturday, with Neil Warnock’s new-look team proving too strong for a Wolves team who started the campaign well but have now experienced back-to-back home defeats.

Joey Barton opened the scoring for QPR and the midfielder played a prominent role throughout the game, including a clash with Karl Henry towards the end of the match which continued the personal rivalry that the two players have with each other.

Barton is clearly not a fan of Henry and has fanned the flames between the pair after accusing the Wolves player of deliberately trying to hurt people.

“Kelvin Henry – he loves it, doesn’t he,” Barton told Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday programme.

“Always sticking his foot in and trying to hurt people. Why doesn’t he do it when it is 0-0 in the game?

“He is chirping up all week saying he is going to do x,y and z to me and then he lets himself down massively by not even turning up on Saturday afternoons.

“He should concentrate more on playing and less on talking a good game.”

This is somewhat hypocritical from Barton who has had a chequered history on and off the pitch when it has come to disciplinary matters and many feel as though the QPR captain should also let his football do the talking.

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